Mortgage Rates Move Higher on a Strong Employment Report

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A surprisingly strong October employment report sent 10 year bond yields up 15 basis points on Friday, which pushed 30 year conforming mortgage rates higher by 15 basis points. 30 year mortgage rates today are averaging 4.37 percent, an increase from last week's average 30 year mortgage rate of 4.21 percent.

See a List of Mortgage Rates Here: Mortgage Rates Today
Loan Type
Purchase    Refinance
Location
State/City    Zip Code
Loan Amt Points FICO % Down
  
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30 yr fixed refi in 23223, All points, Credit score: 740+     Sort by:
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APR
Rate
Cost & Fees
Notes
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.710
4.625
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
(877) 260 - 8762
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $2,647
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from E-Click Lending
E-Click Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.414
4.180
USD
E-Click Lending Logo
NMLS # 227765
State Lic # MC-5920
(877) 387 - 3899
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,463.55
Fees in APR: $5,230
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sol Mortgage
Sol Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
9.297
9.125
USD
Sol Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 53112
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $2,440.90
Fees in APR: $4,223
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Capital Bank N.A.
Capital Bank N.A.
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300000
Refinance
4.201
4.125
USD
Capital Bank N.A. Logo
NMLS # 401599
State Lic # 401599
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $2,414
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CF Bank
CF Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.093
4.000
USD
CF Bank Logo
NMLS # 409132
(877) 388 - 5173
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,432.25
Fees in APR: $3,059
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CIT Bank
CIT Bank
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300000
Refinance
9.277
9.125
USD
CIT Bank Logo
NMLS # 541760
(877) 366 - 5354
at 0.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $2,440.90
Fees in APR: $3,692
Thank you for your inquiry! We look forward to working with you. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.288
4.125
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
(844) 365 - 0630
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $2,764
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.408
4.250
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 403501
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $2,577
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Capital Bank N.A.
Capital Bank N.A.
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300000
Refinance
4.375
4.375
USD
Capital Bank N.A. Logo
NMLS # 401599
State Lic # 401599
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CF Bank
CF Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.250
4.250
USD
CF Bank Logo
NMLS # 409132
(877) 388 - 5173
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: None
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.394
4.375
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
(844) 365 - 0630
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $675
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sol Mortgage
Sol Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.460
4.460
USD
Sol Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 53112
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,512.93
Fees in APR: None
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from HomeDirect Mortgage
HomeDirect Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
4.500
4.500
USD
HomeDirect Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 403501
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from E-Click Lending
E-Click Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.427
4.375
USD
E-Click Lending Logo
NMLS # 227765
State Lic # MC-5920
(877) 387 - 3899
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $1,825
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Ally Bank
Ally Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.875
4.875
USD
Ally Bank Logo
NMLS # 181005
(877) 260 - 8762
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: None
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from JG Wentworth Home Lending
JG Wentworth Home Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.490
4.490
USD
JG Wentworth Home Lending Logo
NMLS # 2925
State Lic # MC-1875
(877) 388 - 2721
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,518.27
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Aurora Financial
Aurora Financial
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300000
Refinance
4.250
4.250
USD
Aurora Financial Logo
NMLS # 35959
State Lic # MC-2967
(877) 359 - 1505
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: None
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CF Bank
CF Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.020
3.875
USD
CF Bank Logo
NMLS # 409132
(877) 388 - 5173
at 1.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,410.71
Fees in APR: $1,907
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from E-Click Lending
E-Click Lending
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300000
Refinance
4.403
4.000
USD
E-Click Lending Logo
NMLS # 227765
State Lic # MC-5920
(877) 387 - 3899
at 2.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,432.25
Fees in APR: $8,093
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from CIT Bank
CIT Bank
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300000
Refinance
9.488
9.125
USD
CIT Bank Logo
NMLS # 541760
(877) 366 - 5354
at 1.100 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $2,440.90
Fees in APR: $6,097
Thank you for your inquiry! We look forward to working with you. 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Sol Mortgage
Sol Mortgage
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300000
Refinance
9.476
9.125
USD
Sol Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 53112
at 1.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $2,440.90
Fees in APR: $5,815
Thanks for the inquiry! 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Northwest Federal Credit Union
Northwest Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.692
4.625
USD
Northwest Federal Credit Union
4.692%
1/17/2019
4.625%
at 0.750 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $79
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Fulton Bank, NA
Fulton Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.697
4.625
USD
Fulton Bank, NA
4.697%
1/15/2019
4.625%
at 0.500 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,007
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Apple Federal Credit Union
Apple Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.596
4.500
USD
Apple Federal Credit Union
4.596%
1/16/2019
4.500%
at 1.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $352
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of America
Bank of America
300000
Refinance
4.341
4.250
USD
Bank of America
4.341%
1/16/2019
4.250%
at 0.644 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $1,289
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Virginia Credit Union
Virginia Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.579
4.500
USD
Virginia Credit Union
4.579%
1/15/2019
4.500%
at 0.375 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $1,650
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of Oak Ridge
Bank of Oak Ridge
300000
Refinance
4.420
4.375
USD
Bank of Oak Ridge
4.420%
1/17/2019
4.375%
at 0.250 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $853
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Citizens Bank, NA
Citizens Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.687
4.625
USD
Citizens Bank, NA
4.687%
1/18/2019
4.625%
at 0.250 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,408
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from State Department Federal Credit Union
State Department Federal Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.557
4.500
USD
State Department Federal Credit Union
4.557%
1/14/2019
4.500%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $2,000
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from LincolnWay Community Bank
LincolnWay Community Bank
300000
Refinance
4.406
4.375
USD
LincolnWay Community Bank
4.406%
1/15/2019
4.375%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $1,085
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Santander Bank, N.A.
Santander Bank, N.A.
300000
Refinance
4.683
4.625
USD
Santander Bank, N.A.
4.683%
1/18/2019
4.625%
at 0.000 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $2,004
 
 

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The employment report showed over 204,000 jobs were created for October, much higher than the consensus of 100,000 jobs. The number of jobs created was a surprise considering the Federal government was shut down for the first 16 days of October and the fight to raise the debt limit raged on for the first half of the month.

Strong Job Growth Will Force the Federal Reserve to Taper


The jobs number wasn't the only thing that sent bond rates and mortgage rates sharply higher. A stronger economy and more robust job growth will make it more likely the Federal Reserve will start to taper their purchases of long term bonds and mortgage-backed securities.

The Fed's policies of buying these securities, known as quantitative easing (QE), is designed to force long term interest rates lower. The Fed has been successful at driving long term bond rates and mortgage rates down to record lows. At the end of October, analysts believed the Fed would continue their purchases well into 2014 but now it looks like the Fed might slow their purchases earlier.

Just the possibility of the Fed slowing down their purchasing is sending rates higher. We went through this same scenario over the summer when bond rates and mortgage rates shot up over 1.00 percent on the fears of the Fed slowing their current round of QE.

Where are Mortgage Rates Headed This Week?


Mortgage Rates Move Higher on a Strong Employment ReportWhich direction mortgage rates head this week will depend on economic data released during the week. No data will be released on Veterans Day and nothing is scheduled to be released tomorrow. The biggest rate movers this week, initial unemployment claims, industrial production, and capacity utilization are all scheduled to be released later during the week.

Initial claims will be released on Thursday and the market expects the number to be at 335,000. A number lower than that will send rates higher since it will add more credence to a stronger labor market. Industrial production and capacity utilization are scheduled to be released on Friday and a strong number on either of these will also send rates higher.

Weaker than expected numbers on any of these three won't really send rates much lower from current levels. The forecast on the high end for 30 year mortgage rates are at 4.60 percent and on the low end, 30 year rates could move down to 4.15 percent. The best 30 year refinance rates in our rate table today are at 3.75 percent with 2 mortgage points.

15 Year Mortgage Rates Today


Average 15 year mortgage rates today are up 13 basis points this week and are just under 3.50 percent. The current average 15 year mortgage rate is at 3.40 percent, up from the previous week's average 15 year mortgage rate of 3.27 percent. As with 30 year rates, the direction 15 year rates take this week will depend on where bond rates go.

Strong data and higher bond rates will send 15 year mortgage rates above 3.50 percent, probably as high as 3.65 percent. Weak numbers will send 15 year rates as low as 3.25 percent. Currently, the lowest 15 year refinance rates in our database are at 2.75 percent with 1.764 mortgage points.

Current Jumbo Mortgage Rates


Current mortgage rates on 30 year jumbo mortgage loans are averaging 4.49 percent, an increase from the prior week's average 30 year jumbo mortgage rate of 3.39 percent. The range for average jumbo mortgage rates this week will be between 4.30 percent on the low end and 4.65 percent on the high end.

While average rates fluctuate daily, the best jumbo rates available have remained consistent over the past several weeks. The best jumbo mortgage rates today in our database are still at 4.00 percent with points. The best jumbo rates without points are still below the average rate at 4.125 percent.

Today's mortgage rates on 15 year jumbo loans are averaging 3.80 percent, an increase over last week's average 15 year jumbo rate of 3.69 percent. The range for 15 year jumbo rates this week will be between 3.65 percent and 3.95 percent. The best 15 year jumbo refinancing rates in our database right now with points are at 3.125 percent, the best rate without points is at 3.50 percent.

Today's Adjustable Mortgage Rates


Average 5 year conforming adjustable mortgage rates are currently at 3.64 percent, a sharp increase over last week's average 5 year adjustable mortgage rate of 3.37 percent. For the coming week, 5 year adjustable mortgage rates could move as low as 3.45 percent or as high as 3.85 percent.

If you're in the market for an adjustable loan, the lowest 5 year adjustable rates available are more than 150 basis points below the average rate. The best 5 year adjustable rate in our database with points is at 2.125 percent and the lowest adjustable rate without points is at 2.49 percent, still over 100 basis points below the average.

5 year jumbo adjustable mortgage rates are averaging 2.87 percent, a slight increase from last week's average 5 year jumbo rate of 2.83 percent. This week 5 year jumbo rates on average will remain between 2.75 percent and 3.00 percent. The best jumbo rates today in our database are at 2.125 percent with just under 1 mortgage point. The best rate without points is at 2.49 percent.
 
Author: Brian McKay
November 11th, 2013